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ABS Training: Understanding Demographic Data


      This course provides an understanding of the demographic data framework and the processes which shape the population and includes practical exercises in the analysis of demographic data.


      1 day

Who should attend
      People who use and/or need to understand demographic data.

Course Outcomes
      • Understanding of the demographic data framework
      • Understanding of the processed which shape the population
      • Basic ability to analyse demographic data

Course contents
      • This is a one day interactive workshop on demographic statistics. The workshop provides an overview of demographic data with information on sources, methods of collection and production, and quality issues. Practical exercises using tools for demographic data are included
      • Contemporary social and economic issues
      • Population dynamics such as population momentum and ageing
      • Individual components of population growth (births/fertility, deaths/mortality, internal and overseas migration), and how these components are used in the production of population estimates; and
      • Population estimates and projections (including for Indigenous populations and small areas)

      $775 (inc GST) per person

When is this course run?
      For scheduled training courses see the ABS Training Calendar. We can also run the course in your organisation if you have sufficient numbers.

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